Preview: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Virginia Tech Hokies will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Lane Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Hokies listed as 28-point favorites versus the Hilltoppers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Western Kentucky was pounded 41-3 by Kentucky in Week 5, as 20.5-point road underdogs. The 41 points went UNDER the night’s posted total of 45.

Tanner Siewert booted a 50-yard field goal for the only points for Western Kentucky.

Virginia Tech outlasted Nebraska for a 35-30 upset victory in Week 5, as 7-point underdogs. The 65 points sailed OVER the posted total of 47.

Darren Evans ran for 71 yards off 21 carries with two touchdowns in the win.




Current streak:
Virginia Tech has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Western Kentucky: 2-3 SU, 0-3 ATS
Virginia Tech: 4-1 SU, 2-2 ATS

Western Kentucky most recently:
When playing in October are 2-3
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 3-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Virginia Tech most recently:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games
Western Kentucky is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Virginia Tech is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Ball State, Saturday, October 11
Virginia Tech at Boston College, Saturday, October 18

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